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William and Mary College
Williamsburg, Virginia

The show starts off with Promised Land, and the rest of the first half is like a dream setlist with every tune coming in lights out. Keith is incredibly on all evening, and, early on, he makes a big impression on the Sugaree, adding immaculate fills to Jerry’s phenomenal playing. But the true highlight of the first half, and one of the high points of all ’76, is the Playin’> Supplication> Playin’ reprise that finishes off the set. Things get funky early on in the Playin’ as Jerry goes off on some deep space exploration while the drummers careen around. Later on in the jamming, the boys - mainly Jerry and Bobby - start battling over where the tune is going with Jerry making it pretty clear he wanted to stay in Playin’ and Bobby itching...